Philosophy of Education

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Course Venue:

Lumumba Dining Hall

Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Course Schedule

2 PM: 
3 PM
3 PM: 
4 PM
1 PM: 
12 PM
5 PM: 
6 PM
2 PM: 
3 PM
3 PM: 
4 PM
Course Code: 
PHI 3106
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Academic Programs: 
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The Course is a philosophical survey of the main strands of educational thought since ancient Greek philosophy to the present day, with specific reference to the ethical essence of education.  The African perspective of education is considered, with specific reference to Uganda.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Course Objective:

  • The course aims at raising students who are aware of the major philosophical ideas that have shaped education pedagogy and practice since the ancient Greek philosophers to date; and students who can apply these ideas to analyzing and solving education challenges in contemporary times.


Learning Outcomes: 

To enable the students:

  • Discern philosophical issues of educational nature, particularly in the African context
  • Develop a critical perspective of educational issues, particularly in the African context
  • Appreciate the relationship between Philosophy and Education


Philosophy of Education
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